Our first egg! But- (Is this normal?)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Luminide, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Luminide

    Luminide Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2013
    Northeast Indiana
    I'm really prone to worrying, so this may be an overreaction, but the duck who laid this egg is whimpering quite a bit. She's the smallest of my pekins and about 10 months old. She isn't exactly the tamest duck, but I brought her inside for a warm half hour bath and am waiting for help to check her vent. The egg itself is very normally shaped, 2 1/2 inches long, and 1 1/2 inches wide at its widest.

    What I'm mostly getting at is, is it normal for a first time layer to appear in pain hours after laying? And regardless, is there anything I can do for her aside from the warm bath?
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2014
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I've never noticed any of my ducks acting like they were in pain after they laid but they may have been they are so good at hiding things. I'd keep an eye on her check her vent to make sure all is well there and I'm sure she enjoyed her nice warm bath.Mine could stop laying and never start back and I would be fine with it. I'm always worried they may have trouble. So far none have. Thank to Lord.

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